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Photolemur 3 — the world’s first automated photo enhancement solution

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We now have amazing cameras on hand at all times, and many of us snap away with reckless abandon. The problem is that you want your photos to look sensational, but you might not have hours to spend editing them.Well, necessity is the father of invention. Photolemur 3 is the world’s first automated photo enhancement solution for Mac and Windows. It uses image recognition and artificial intelligence to effortlessly enhance your photos at the click of a button.Such is the innovation and ease of use of Photolemur 3, it won the Red Dot Award this year. Red Dot had this to say:Photolemur 3 applies all necessary edits to each image, including color correction, white balance editing, and correcting chromatic aberrations, giving photos a vivid, natural look. The complex technology is hidden behind a simple and easy-to-use interface – the photo itself. The only button is for exporting the processed image.Photolemur 3 at a glance:Analyzes and adjusts all the various elements of your photos autom…

See the sweet new blue and white colors for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9

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Mobile industry leaker Evan Blass just tweeted a pic of a Galaxy S9 Plus and a Galaxy Note 9 in new colors.The Galaxy S9 Plus is in Polaris Blue and the Note 9 is in Alpine White.There’s no word on which markets will see these new colors or when they might arrive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is a few months old already, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is even older. However, Samsung is still working on new ways to sell the smartphones as it appears there are two new colors coming sometime soon.Mobile industry leaker Evan Blass (@EVLeaks) just tweeted out an image of a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus next to a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Galaxy S9 Plus is in a new color Blass calls Polaris Blue, and the Note 9 is in a color he calls Alpine White.Check out the tweet and the image below:Samsung GS9 and GN9 in Polaris Blue and Alpine White, respectively. [Thanks, tipster] pic.twitter.com/uEZcNGpVPW— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 30, 2018Editor's Pick Samsung just launched a beautiful white Galaxy Note 9…

Apple gives in, will allow Apple Music on Amazon Echo devices

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Starting sometime in the middle of December, you will be able to stream Apple Music through Amazon Echo devices.This means you’ll no longer be limited to Apple’s Homepod for voice assistant integration within a smart speaker.Apple is likely making this move to better compete with rival Spotify. Could Google Home hardware be next? If you are one of the 50 million people who subscribe to Apple Music, you likely have been a bit miffed that you’ve so far been limited to Apple’s own Homepod for voice assistant integration within a smart speaker.Well, at some point in December 2018, you’ll have one other option: Amazon Echo devices (via Deadline).Amazon and Apple recently signed a deal together which would allow Amazon to sell more Apple products. It’s likely today’s reveal of Apple Music and Echo devices playing nice together is a by-product of that deal.Editor's Pick Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play MusicFor well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the I…

Google Hangouts might finally shut down in 2020

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It’s been a long time coming, but Google might finally put the kibosh on Hangouts in 2020. According to 9to5Google, citing sources familiar with Google’s roadmap, the legacy messaging app will shut down for consumers after next year. No specific timeframe was mentioned.This shouldn’t really come as a surprise — in March 2017, Google announced Hangouts would split into two enterprise-focused apps: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. Ever since that announcement, the company began winding down support for the consumer version of Hangouts. It removed SMS support from the app in May 2017, urging users to instead use Android Messages. Hangouts also hasn’t received any notable updates for awhile, and many die hard users have been reporting bugs as of late.Related 10 best messenger apps and chat apps for AndroidSlowly but surely, the world is moving away from SMS and MMS as the default way to text message people. It started years ago with apps like AOL Instant Messenger and has evolved into a … G…

AT&T offers free Samsung 50-inch 4K TV again with Galaxy Note 9 or S9 purchase

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The AT&T deal which gets you a free Samsung television is back.You need to start a new line or account and also buy a qualifying Samsung Galaxy device to get the deal.You can get your free TV directly from Samsung using a promo code delivered to you by AT&T upon meeting the terms. If you’re an AT&T customer (or would like to become one) and would also like a free television, do we have the deal for you! Back by popular demand, the AT&T deal from Cyber Monday is alive again, which gets you a free Samsung 50-inch UHD television with qualifying purchase.Surprisingly, there are few caveats to this deal. Sure, you’re going to have to buy a new phone and sign up for the usual service agreement to fulfill your obligations, but other than that it’s pretty straightforward. All you need to do is sign up, buy a phone, and then get your free TV!If that’s all you need to know, go ahead and click the button at the bottom of this article and start up the process. If you want to know m…

You’ll eventually be able to battle your pals in Pokémon Go (Update: Soon!)

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Update, November 30, 2018 (02:51 PM ET): You’ve been waiting so long, and it appears the day is finally near: player vs. player battles are coming to Pokémon Go.The article below details the history behind the feature, but the important news today is that Niantic tweeted that PvP is coming soon:Get prepared… Trainer Battles are coming soon to Pokémon GO#GOBattlepic.twitter.com/AUWyhNGlT7— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 30, 2018The tweet is pretty bare bones — it doesn’t disclose anything about how PvP battles will work nor when we will actually see them in Pokémon Go. However, Niantic previously said that PvP battles would come before the end of 2018, so it can’t be far away now.Original Article, August 7, 2018 (02:02 PM ET):Pokémon Go developer Niantic finally added trading to its hit AR mobile game in June, but the major feature additions are set to carry on rolling in. Niantic’s EMEA Head of Marketing confirmed in a recent interview (via Pocket Gamer) that PvP battles will com…

Asus ROG Phone review: The perfect mobile weapon for your ROG arsenal

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We’ve been down the gaming phone road before.Nokia first attempted to woo gamers with the N-Gage in 2003, but it was a commercial failure. Sony Ericsson tried it in 2011 with the Xperia Play, an official PlayStation phone with a nifty slide-out gamepad. Like with the PlayStation Vita, Sony simply didn’t deliver on the first-party content it promised, save for Crash Bandicoot. Owners were mostly forced to play Android games that didn’t support the cool built-in controls.In 2017, Razer re-ignited the gaming phone market with its first phone. This year, both the company’s second phone and Xiaomi’s Black Shark phone established gaming phones as a real niche in the market. Now, Asus wants in on the action.The company’s first gaming phone launched in October under its popular Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand for laptops, desktops, and peripherals. Recently we awarded the Asus ROG Phone as the best gaming phone of 2018. Now let’s take a closer look at the ROG Phone and several of its periphera…